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by MitchellFamily
Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DITHOR HELP!
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Re: DITHOR HELP!

I would check their reading levels as well. Independent reading levels are higher than instructional reading levels (by one year about), so that would make a difference. Also my son hates to write but loves to draw, so in the boxes where drawing could be an option, I let him do that in the workbook....
by MitchellFamily
Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Singapore 3A/3B - should I buy the textbooks?
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Re: Singapore 3A/3B - should I buy the textbooks?

Yes the guide tells you. He just usually gets out both and refers to the text if he needs to. But he's a minimalist, so if he can figure it out on his own, he doesn't crack open the text. :D
by MitchellFamily
Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Foreign Language- HOW??
Replies: 9
Views: 1718

Re: Foreign Language- HOW??

We do song school Latin and really enjoy it. Right now we're almost into Latin for Children for my 4th grader, so he does it with the Dvd at the end of the day with headphones on while the little ones rest. I also have 3 guides to make it through. We start at 8:30 and end at 1:30 with 1/2 hr recess ...
by MitchellFamily
Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Teaching LHTH out of order
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Teaching LHTH out of order

If I remember right, I believe the rhymes for the letters go with the Bible stories, which are in order. So that part would be out of order.
by MitchellFamily
Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Singapore 3A/3B - should I buy the textbooks?
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Re: Singapore 3A/3B - should I buy the textbooks?

I buy them so the kids can be as independent at math as possible. I'm good at math but understand everyone learns math in different ways, so I don't want to narrow each lesson to "my way ". I like the texts for having the way this program teaches and if my child doesn't understand, I teach from anot...
by MitchellFamily
Wed May 29, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Chronicles of Narnia?
Replies: 6
Views: 975

Re: Chronicles of Narnia?

The audio says 8 and up but we've read it aloud with the family (not quite as scary then) and my 4 year old enjoyed them, although they were way above his head. My 7 year old liked them best at the time.
by MitchellFamily
Sat May 25, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: End of guide certificate?
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Re: End of guide certificate?

No but our family does do a celebration. We let the child who is finished choose something fun for the family to do together, like going to a restaurant or a movie or bowling or something. It is a tradition in our house now that the kids look forward to. :)
by MitchellFamily
Fri May 24, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: CTC watercolor Unit 32
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: CTC watercolor Unit 32

Beautiful! We can't wait to start this in the fall! Thanks!
by MitchellFamily
Sun May 19, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Reading Break?
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Reading Break?

I have found at that age it's good to keep rearing without long breaks. I plan on doing our summer library reading program and to loosely continue reading lessons for all. I wouldn't worry about formal school, especially since the others wouldn't be used to it. I imagine you will have your hands ful...
by MitchellFamily
Wed May 15, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: If you run several guides at once
Replies: 9
Views: 979

Re: If you run several guides at once

I have done both. This year I do storytime each individually for a special end to the day. Last year I did my oldest at the beginning of rest time where all could hear. I like doing it individually but boy it takes a lot of schoolday, depending on the book. I'm curious as to what others do!
by MitchellFamily
Sat May 11, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: With embarrassement, i ask for help for placement
Replies: 7
Views: 984

Re: With embarrassement, i ask for help for placement

Boy that is tricky! Could you finish up where you left off and go 5 days a week, using the leftover day for a finish up day? Are her expectations clear what she needs to do and when to stop? (I have OCD in my family and when to stop is a hard thing to learn.) Is she being independent with her studie...
by MitchellFamily
Sat May 11, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: LA in Bigger for the extension?
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: LA in Bigger for the extension?

It is really easy. Has he had any grammar? I guess you could always start him in the level 2 book where you think he needs to start and finish up if necessary, but maybe have level 3 on hand for when he's done. It starts really basic, like God made the words, God made sentences, everything has order...
by MitchellFamily
Thu May 09, 2013 2:02 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need help placing my 13, 11, and 9 yo girls (lengthy)
Replies: 9
Views: 1236

Re: Need help placing my 13, 11, and 9 yo girls (lengthy)

Patty you have a lot of good info here, but I would guess your best guess is to call HOD and ask them. I think your situation is more complicated than most on the board and with higher ages. :) They would be able to give the best advice!
by MitchellFamily
Tue May 07, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Placement Help for 2nd grade
Replies: 13
Views: 1657

Re: Placement Help for 2nd grade

Just to pop in again, I think I remember reading on the site that they don't answer placement questions over email because of the amount of details needed. Only phone inquiries.
by MitchellFamily
Mon May 06, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Writing in PHFHG question
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Writing in PHFHG question

I use it for 3rd. There is an age range there, so whether or not one chooses to use it for 3rd or 4th just depends on where their child's skills are! Writing is a big part of it, so if the sample week looks good for where your child is at, you're good to go!